The Valladolid Science Museum organizes this Wednesday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m., the talk ‘Multiple sclerosis: a current look at the disease with a thousand faces’.
A conference included in the VII cycle ‘A tu salud’ that will be given by Carmen Guaza, PhD in Biological Sciences and Research Professor at the Higher Center for Scientific Research (CSIC), at the Cajal Institute, reports the City Council through a statement sent to Europa Press.
This meeting, part of the CSIC’s ‘What we know about …’ initiative, will offer the public an overview of multiple sclerosis, a chronic inflammatory autoimmune and neurodegenerative disease of the central nervous system that causes great confusion and uncertainty when is diagnosed.
This medical condition mainly affects people between the ages of 20 and 40 and is the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults. To this day, the cause that produces it is not known, nor is there a definitive cure for this disease that is characterized by the loss of myelin, the substance that protects nerve fibers and facilitates the transmission of nerve information. information.
Carmen Guaza, who is part of the executive committee of the Spanish Multiple Sclerosis Network, will explain the characteristics and clinical forms of the disease, the importance of genetic and environmental factors in its appearance, the pathogenic mechanisms and the preclinical experimental models. .
Likewise, it will present the enormous advances in medical treatment and the impact of aging on patients, as well as other aspects of interest related to improving their quality of life.
Finally, the main scientific efforts that specialists are carrying out will be presented to end with a positive look to the future by addressing the main challenges and challenges posed by this complex and disconcerting disease.
Admission to this conference, which will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Museum Auditorium, is free until full capacity is reached. In addition, it will be broadcast live through the Museum’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/MuseoCienciaDeValladolid